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    September 9, 2012
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>> in the news this sunday morning, september 9th, a walnut creek man faces charges after striking two women on the sidewalk with his truck. and searchers return to the sacramento river in chico look for any sign of a cal poly college student. he is missing. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's start with a quick first look at the weather with our
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meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, carolyn. good morning, everyone. we have the clear sky this morning from our roof camera. the official sunrise 67:47. some of our temperatures in the north bay valleys have dropped significantly. we are down into the lower 40s to start out. and that fog, some patches of it across the bay into our east bay. but by the afternoon we will see more sunshine, but the temperatures, yeah, you are going to definitely going to not a cool down. look at the 90s there. they are more widespread. more 80s for the extreme eastern portion of our bay. so we are talking about a cool down of anywhere from two to six degrees today. the onshore flow kicks up, and that means a sea breeze at our coast. we will talk about the particulars coming up and how long this cool down will stick around. carolyn. >> lisa, thank you. a walnut creek man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after his pickup truck struck two women who were talking walking on the sidewalk last night. one victim died at the scene, the other in the hospital.
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police have identified the driver at 5 13-year-old jose. abc7 news reports. >> witnesses say about 6:30 the red chevrolet pickup truck came speeding south bound on north main street in walnut creek. a family of three was walking on the westbound side of the street. irene ward was walking when she saw the scene. >> she went into the people. and mom flew all the way from the corner here and the girls flew all the way to the parking lot. walnut creek police said the mother died apparently on impact. her body lies at least 40 feet from where the truck struck her and another female. the injured woman was taken to a local hospital in what he and witnesses call grave condition. >> the young girl, she was laying down and she was -- her head was all bloody. >> that's what i heard. >> yeah, she was unconscious. >> the accident happened right in front of the marriott hotel on north main and paradise
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drive. the driver of the pickup truck had to be extracted from the truck by the crews. he's also hospitalized. police of investigating whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident. first reports are victims are mother and daughter but police are not revealing their relationship except to say the woman who is hospitalized is in serious condition. the condition of the driver is unknown. in wail nut creek, abc7 news. a windsurfer has been found alive after being stranded in san francisco bay for more than three hours. just before 6:30 last night 50-year-old man got stranded off coyote point park when the wind died down. he was found a half file -- mile offshore clinging to his board shortly before 10:00. he had been windsurfing with his son before he went out on his own. he was taken to the hospital for observation. >> two south san francisco toddlers are safe at home this morning after being snatched by their father and spending three nights on the run in a sailboat.
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this is a mug shot of christopher maffei released last night by san jose county -- san mateo county authorities. this picture shows the children on friday after being reunited with their mother. we spoke with the family about the kidnapping ordeal. >> brooklyn just said dad and boat. i thought he was a little thinner, but maybe he didn't have much food on the boat. >> these are photos taken just today of brooklyn and devin maffei. the brother and sister are enjoying themselves at a cousin's birthday party just 12 hours after the coast guard rescued them off a stolen boat in monterey. >> my heart, i was just so relieved when i heard that they were found and they were safe. >> authorities arrested the children's father, christopher maffei. he's charged with kidnapping, parental abduction and child endangerment. according to the kid's grandmother, tuesday afternoon
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tuesday afternoon maffei jumped over the fence, broke into the house, grabbed the two children and ran down the street to a rental car that was still running. he have put the kids inside and then sped away. police say maffei then drove to almeda, where he stole this 40-foot yacht. the police, county officials and fbi and coast guard tracked his getaway for three days. two boats filled with law enforcement and hostage negotiators moved in. >> the suspect said he was remorseful and wanted to do anything he could to assist. >> while their father was taken into custody, the children were reunited with their mother. 1. >> she was exhausted but happy. >> jennifer has been estranged from her ex-boyfriend for two years. in fact, the day her children were taken from her home, she was filing for a restraining order against maffei. abc7 news.
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>> in a statement just released the children's mother said i'm eternally grateful and thankful to the police department, the united states coast guard, the fbi and the media for all their hard work and diligence. and she says both kids are doing great. police in pittsburgh are piecing together clues in the murder of an 18-year-old that was killed just as about he was about to tape a music video. it happened friday evening in buchanan park. abc7 news reporter sergio has details. ♪ >> to his fans the 18-year-old musician was known as mac day. this is a film he filmed this friends earlier this summer. his real name is devon george. he was shot to death friday night. it was at buchanan park in pittsburgh. his family is struggling to understand the brutality of his murder.
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>> he's a well-behaved kid. he has a lot of love in him. and the sad thing about it is his little brothers and sisters were there when this all unfolded. >> police tell us devon and about five other people were about to begin filming at buchanan park when two other people walked up to them and an argument broke out. investigators say devon's group started running in different directions to get away. police tell us devon george was shot in the back. it happened to broad daylight and investigators say they have two suspects they are looking for and they have pretty good leads. there are surveillance cameras at the park and detectives are now going over video from the cameras as part of the investigation. police have not released any information on their two suspects. his uncle said the 18-year-old had been producing music since he was six years old and recently was getting some positive attention. >> making songs and meeting artists throughout the industry. that's what it was starting to happen. they were starting to contact him. >> his siblings who witnessed
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the shooting are now getting counseling because of what happened. in pittsburgh, abc7 news. search crews are out this weekend looking for a college student from lafayette who disappeared on a tubing trip on the sacramento river. 20-year-old brett olson, a cal-poly student, vanished a week ago from today after setting out on the river near chico. watercraft from butte county will be on the river through the weekend looking for him. authorities say it's possible he got lost in the brush around the beach. there is a massive facebook campaign to try to find him. that page now has more than 86,000 members and a post from olson's father this weekend indicates there's now a $50,000 reward for information that leads them to olson. in morgan hill volunteers showed up to search for missing teenagers sierra law more, which they have every saturday and wednesday since mid-march. she disappeared march 16th from her home.
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anthony torres has been charged with her murder. her body has not been found. >> everybody gets scared and it's positive. >> >> up to 60 volunteers show up every search day to help look for sierra. the headquarters are at burnet elementary school in morgan hill. a wildfire burning in lake county continues to burn out of control. the scotts fire has burned more than 3,000-acres since it began friday afternoon. it's about eight miles east of ukiah. evacuations in the area has been lifted but the fire is only five percent contained right now. fire officials have reopened highway 16 in calussa county
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and that's even as the fight continues to contain a huge wildfire there. it's burning near the canyon about 60 miles northwest of sacramento. 26 square miles have been scorched since it began tuesday. that fire is 70% contain. today is the two year anniversary of the san bruno pipeline disaster. this afternoon at 5:00 the city will mark the occasion by unveiling a memorial plaque of a community sculpture at san bruno city park. on september 9, 2010, san bruno a pg&e natural gas distribution line ruptured and burst into flames at the corner of glenview and claremont. the fire destroyed 38 homes and killed 8 people. some homes have been rebuilt and others are under construction. assemblyman jerry hill has offered three bills to reform pipeline oversight. all three passed the legislature and are waiting for the governor's signature. the state public utilities commission has yet to levy any fines against pg&e.
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the company faces numerous civil lawsuits. up next, vice presidential candidate paul ryan comes to the bay area. we will tell you about his visit with the former 49er. and the governor signs new
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>> paul ryan is raising campaign cash here in california.
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this weekend he made a couple stops in the bay area. the wisconsin congressman was the guest of honor at a breakfast fundraiser of former 49er brett jones and his wife. he then headed to google headquarters in mountain view and held an online chat. this is video of it that is posted on google plus. he took questions from supporters about a number of issues, including the economy. >> we want economic growth, we want opportunity, we want an opportunity society where everybody can make the most of their life, where they can tap their potential. where nothing stands in their way. hey, louis, how are you doing? >> he wrapped it one a fundraising dinner at the convention center. you can watch his entire virtual video chat from google on our website, abc7news.com. click on "see it on tv" for a link. congressman ryan will appear later on this morning on abc coming up at 8:00 on abc this week and an election special with the nominee.
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ryan's thoughts on the democrats and his party's next move. that's all coming up at 8:00 on "this week "with george stephanopoulos. california employers must accommodate religion attire and not place people who wear it out of public view. that's as a result of a bill signed this weekend by governor jerry brown. he was joined by several members of the sikh community. this measure clarifies requirements for employers who might otherwise engage in job discrimination. >> 1964 it makes it very clear this is dress code imposed by an employer must accommodate religious attire. so as long as there is no undue hardship posed on the employer, they will need to say you can wear that head scarf and you can wear that turbine. >> the new law has the potential to help the case of a muslim woman who sued disneyland last month saying she was fired from
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a hostess position after refusing to remove her head scarf. police are investigating a rash of smash-and-grab robberies in palo alto. seventeen cars have been broken into over two days. they have all been in parking lots, most of them city-owned lots. all happened in the early evening. it does not appear the suspects targeted any particular cars, but authorities do believe they are connected. lisa is right here. wake up, carolyn, she's right here. she's talking about significant cooling in the area. >> it's really cool in the north bay. take a look at this shot. nice and clear from vollmer peak. in some parts of the bay we've dropped into the 40s. fog in the north bay, 43 santa rosa, 50s here in the east bay. we will talk about the cooler forecast next.
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>> thank you, lisa. i am wide awake. and ready to tell you about a new bay area ban on plastic bags that is facing a court
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the refinery in martinez is conducting what the company calls flare maintenance. flares are safety devices used to ignite excess gas and depressurize a piece of equipment. the maintenance will conclude today. makers of plastic bags are fighting back in santa cruz. they have filed a lawsuit to try to toss out the is it's plastic bag ban. a group called save the plastic bag coalition argues the ban increases the use of paper and reusable bags which they say has a negative environmental impact. they also want the fee they charge customers for paper bags increased from 10 to 25 cents. the east coast is being battered by severe weather. new yorkers are cleaning up after two tornadoes hit yesterday. this video you are looking at was taken in the city of breezy point. a careful look shows the tornado ripping through a house and the lights flashing. you see there as the transformers blow. one man was closing up his summer home when the winds came.
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>> and the midwest continues to be affected by the weather as well. high winds blew off a large section of a roof in ohio and it landed on a car wash. certainly a lot of stuff going on in other parts of the country. lisa argen is is here to tell us what is happening in the bay area. >> calmer around here the month of september when the on shore flow tends to back off a bit. and this morning in santa cruz we are looking at clear skies. isn't this pretty. yesterday it was nice and clear here and then down the road in monterey cloudy skies. that's what we have again this morning. sutro, you can see a little which is of fog there the bottom portion of your screen. 6:47 is the sunrise. the nights are getting longer and the cooler air draining into the north bay valleys. you will see that live doppler hd doesn't show a lot in the way of low fog and clouds but the on shore flow will ramp up and we
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will be looking at slightly cooler conditions around the bay. so 43 right now santa rosa. 50 san rafael with 46 in napa. mid-50s here. check out the 62 in antioch. so some of the higher elevations and even at the surface to the east of us still retaining some of that warmth. so really depends where you are. the coast is 7 degrees cooler this morning compared to yesterday. napa 6 degrees cooler, elsewhere anywhere two to five degrees cooler. higher elevations around los gatos definitely dealing the chill this morning. low clouds, cooler temperatures pretty much for everyone this morning. and numbers in the afternoon anywhere from a couple degrees cooler to about five degrees. that on shore flow pecking up. we will see sun at our coast. but you will notice a little bit more oomph it the sea breeze out there. by the middle of the week the warming trend gets underway as high pressure builds back in. we are looking at a couple
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things, highs to the south and warmer weather to the east of us, also bringing up subtropical moisture. the low to the north and west allowing for the on shore flow to check up. we will be feeling the effects of that. so to the east of us not only the isolated chance of a thunderstorm north and southern sierra, but we are looking at the winds to pick up later on this afternoon. so in and around sacramento, the delta breeze is blowing to the west around fairfield so temperatures there today cooling off in the upper 80s. you will probably like that. but we will look for the red flag warning to stay in effect then until 8:00 tonight with locally gusty winds up to 30 miles an hour relative humidity below 10%. so the dry fuels in the mountains, parts of the central coast, though, still looking at that advisory for the strong rip currents along the monterey coast. be careful there. elsewhere numbers in a more narrow range today 60 in the city, 68 in oakland.
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and concord, the livermore valley, try valley, numbers as much as two to four degrees cooler there. 73 in watsonville. sun in santa cruz. mid-70s. and the accuweather seven-day forecast the next couple days, a little cooler than average, especially around the bay and inland and even at our coast it will be bright, but you need that jacket. the warming trend begins midweek. we are back into the 80s and 90s bay and inland. >> next week? >> yeah. can you wait that long? >> i can. thank you, lisa. coming up at 7:00 is good morning america. dan harris is joining us live now from new york to tell us what are you guys working on this morning, dan? >> carolyn, good morning. always a pleasure to speak to you. this morning we are going to talk about something you mentioned a few minutes ago. it's tornado alley but not where you might expect it. twisters hitting the north east, two in new york city. we have the video this morning. how much damage did these things due.
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meteorologist ginger zee is on the case. and look at this plane door that fell out of the sky and landed in the middle of a neighborhood in washington state. how did this happen and where did it come from? the mystery continues this morning. plus celebrity stalker. a guy with a pair of scissors hops a fence and knocks on miley cyrus's front door demanding to see the singer. arrests caught on tape. we will see this man. it's weird and we will show you that coming up. and this is the story of the morning. the ladies jump out of a plane at 13,000 feet, and while they are doing that, ron claiborne and i doing something more dangerous, we are baby-sitting bianna's son, jake. so the question this morning is what is scarier, skydiving or changing a diaper for the first time while wearing a suit. we will get into all of that coming up on gma7:00 your time. >> and she was okay, bianna, with leaving her precious bundle
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of joy with you two? >> i will say that she was more nervous about leaving the baby with us than she was about jumping out of a plane. [laughter] >> i don't blame her. >> justifiably. >> but he's okay today, right? >> yeah. it may take years before we see the psychological scars emerge, but as of right now he appears to be fine. >> all right. we will look for that, dan. thank you. have a good sunday. >> you too. >> okay. we are going to check out sports. the cal bears righted their ship at memorial stadium yesterday, taking it to southern utah. mike shumann has the morning sports. >> good morning. it was a big day for local college football teams. cal, stanford and san jose state were all victorious. we kick off with cal and southern utah. a must-win for the bears if they want to contend for the pac-10 title. they looked a lot better in all the phases of the game. they broke it up in the fourth quarter forcing two turnovers to score 30 points. zach maynard, 19 yards.
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bears up 10. cal had 518 yards total offense. after marc anthony returns for a touchdown, the punt is bobbled. 69 yards. turns on the jets. cal goes up 34-17. bears get insurance. he have takes the snap, he finds the seam, see ya. 77 yards. cal wins their first game of the season, 50-31, your final. stanford hosting duke. first quarter. the cardinals jumped out to an early lead thanks to this 76-yard punt return for a touchdown from drew torrell. stanford goes up on top, 7-0. second quarter, taylor, 13 yards right up the gut. stanford up at the half. and a perfect throw here to torrell. six more. torrell, three tds in two games. stanford improves with the victory. >> san jose state bounced back from their loss last week. and a win over uc davis. spartans pull away. to chandler jones.
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ten yards. san jose state on top, 28-7. 277 yards and a touchdown. big night for running back. 130 yards, three tds. this one 27 yards. spartans cruz, 45-13. they are now 1-1. all right. good news for a's pitcher brandon mccarthy who had surgery wednesday to relieve pressure on his brain from a epidural hemorrhage after being hit by a line drive. he's up and around and texting. 49ers patrick willis sent him a get well text. brandon texted back, he said thanks buddy, i felt like i just got hit by you. kottaras continues to swing a hot bat. a two-run shot. his fifth of the year. gives the a's 2-1 lead. -- 4 live 1 lead. still in the fourth. coco crisp gets in on the action. doubles to the gap. cliff scores from first. a's on top, 5-1. and another solid outing for brett sanderson.
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6 innings, no walks, struck out four. his e.r.a. it .69. now 4-0 in his four starts this year. a's hold a half card lead for the wildcard over baltimore. giants and dodgers. there was trouble in the eighth. a rare wild pitch. alex castellanos gets it home and tied at two. in 1 ninth. jeremy affeldt on the mound. hanley ramirez doubles. adrian gonzalez scores. dodgers take the 3-2 lead. giants bring the go-ahead run to the plate and brandon lee gets hector sanchez to line out. giants lose 3-2. they now lead the dodgers by four and a half games. and the giants in green bay. we will have the highlights at five. i'm mike shumann. have a great day. up next, the situation in china may be worst than first thought as rescue teams try to reach earthquake victims. and two deadly
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>> live from the kgo broadcast center, this is abc7 news. >> welcome back, everyone. we are getting new pictures out of china this morning showing how desperate survivors are from two recent earthquakes. right now at least 80 people have died in the quakes. at least 800 more are injured. they hit a pure mountainous area of southwest china ma and shut down many communication lines to the people who need the help.
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new this morning at least ten iraqi soldiers have been killed on an early morning raid on a military base about 50 miles north of baghdad. gunmen attacked the soldiers while they were sleeping, then got away. and more violence in the northern iraqi city of kukuk this morning. a car bomb struck a group of muslims who were waiting to apply for jobs with the police department, killing seven people and wounding 17. a police commander is blaming the attack on al-qaeda. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is meeting with south korea and malaysia leaders in russia this weekend. it's part of the asia-pacific economic cooperation meeting that wraps up today. she talked with russian leaders asking for support to end the crisis in sierra. but after the talks moscow said they are still opposed to u.s.-backed penalties. people in san francisco are taking steps to help improve the lives of children in syria. this walk across the golden gate bridge was one of 20 held
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nationwide to bring attention to the civil unrest in syria and helped injured or malnourished children there. participants are also demanding global action to remove the syrian president assad from office. >> the whole world is watching. nobody is taking real action to help the syrian people and stop it. >> being a syrian on this side of the world i feel obligated to march on their behalf. it's the least i can do. >> the united nations has declared a humanitarian crisis in syria. for every person registered for the walk, $5 goes to provide aid in syria. for the first time ever the national guard in california has a female brigade official. kelly was installed yesterday during a change of command, a ceremony at travis air force base. fischer, a 30-year-old air force
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veteran, will lead the 49th military police brigade which is stationed at trough voice. the 49th is the homeland response force for the western states. more than two dozen bus drivers in the north north bay may be losing their jobs. the marin independent journal reports the golden gate transit district could lay off as many as 38 bus drivers. those cuts could happen if the transit district loses a contract to provide bus service in marin county. currently the county pays golden gate to operate their bus routes. under a renegotiated contract the lay offs would save the county millions and the transit district would keep the contract but provide 25% less service. that proposal will be discussed during a september 17th meeting. bay area companies will be filling more than 300 positions during next week's hire event job fair sponsored by abc7 and the job journal.
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the event will be at the hotel whitcom in san francisco from noon to four on wednesday. we have all the details on abcnews.com under see it on tv. new this morning the palo alto city council is considering a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. it would keep them from opening up shop. according to the bay area news group, three council members are seeking to fight a measure on the november ballot that would allow as many as three dispensaries to operate in palo alto. they claim allowing the pot clubs to open would load to -- lead to secondary effects in neighborhoods like illicit drug sales and criminal activity. other peninsula cities, including mountain view and redwood city, have also moved to ban dispensaries. coming up, a northern california man is putting walnut shells to good use as farm fuel. and here is a live look showing you the bridge there. our accuweather forecast is coming up with lisa argen in
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just a few minutes. 4g lte has the fastest speeds. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it.
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it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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snuggling up and watching the abc7 sun morning news. this september 9th and the 252nd day of the year. the california department of health is expanding its recall of red vines candy made in a union city production center. now, in addition to the black licorice products recalled last month the department of health is warning these other products could have more than the allowable amount of lead. take a look. added to the recall, family mix, mixed bites, snaps, and black licorice twists. the bags are labeled with expiration dates of february, 2013. officials say eating the candy could lead to twice the allowable daily amount of lead in children. well, you've heard of solar energy, wind energy, and how about walnut energy? a walnut farmer in dixon near sacramento is using his stockpile of leftover shells to help power his farm.
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russ lester uses the first-of-its-kind machine that heats up the shells to 2,000 degrees, converting them into a combustible gas that is sent to a generator. lester said he's the first person in the state to try it. and lester says he's going to get this second -- he calls it a gasifier. >> he's getting a a second machine and when they are both up and running, they will supply 80% of the electricity used on his farm. the last segment lisa argen gave us another use for walnuts, getting rid of scratches. >> on hardwood. for light scratches. >> and obviously out of the shell. >> right. no more tips except maybe a little weather forecasting. >> that's good. >> we have been looking at pretty shots around the bay with clear conditions. here's emeryville. there is fog and we will wait for that to clear in some
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neighborhoods, but everyone should experience a bit more of a breeze and a slight cool down. i'll explain coming up. >> and also some lucky kids got swim lessons from an olympian this weekend. up next, the remarkable story of how he learn to swim. >> a gift card complaint i have never received before. i'
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>> welcome back, everyone. it's 67:45 on this sunday morning. here's a live look at lake tahoe where it's going to be in the upper 70s today as we start to experience a bit of a cool down. on this day back in 1956, elvis presley appeared on the ed sullivan show and scandalized the nation with his hip gyration. yeah, that's what they say, anyway. knowing how to swim could earn you a gold medal some day or it could save your life. that's the message behind a bay area visit from an athlete with five olympic medals and a world record, a career that abc7 news reporter johnathan bloom explains almost didn't happen. >> reporter: watching olympic swimmer collin jones warm up with the pool, there's one thing about him you might not guess.
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>> when i was five years old i almost drown. >> jones, the first african-american man to set a world record in swimming, came from a family who didn't swim. when he fell overboard on a water ride, he didn't know how to come up for air. >> the lifeguards had to come in, pull me out, completely resuscitate me. and when i woke up, my mom got me into swim lessons within a week. >> swim lessons that eventually led him to olympic gold. lessons like the ones jones now teaches to young kids. this is video from the usa swimming foundation of his program called make a splash. you see what happened to jones as a kid is startingly common, especially for children of color. >> it's a huge problem. 70% of african americans don't know how to swim and nearly 60% of hispanic children don't know how to swim. >> and drowning is the second leading cause of death for kids under 14. a statistic he's now set out to change, one child at a time.
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>> he is so patient, so giving. the kids really respond to him and that's important because you don't want this to be a lecture. >> team sponsor, phillips 66, is taking jones on a national tour to teach swim lessons. >> we want to stop drowning. let's give our kids proper tools to be safe around water. >> abc7 news. >> our meteorologist lisa argen is here. how are you this morning? >> fine. feeling a little cool, don't you think? >> a little bit. yesterday, though, in san francisco it was nice enough to eat outdoors at the cafes. i don't know. >> things are changing a little bit today. >> okay. >> we will have some cooler air settle in for maybe 48 hours before we change again. as we head outside right now from our sutro camera you will notice that we do have a few puffs of clouds there filtering by. but overall, the low clouds and fog, marine layer, is pretty shallow and we are looking at
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some fog from vollmer peak. that's where you will notice that you may have some of that fog draining into some of the valleys. we had that shot for you. there it is. you will notice the marine layer, it's kind of low this morning but it will continue to ramp up offshore and that will send in a pretty good breeze later on today. a couple areas of low pressure is influencing our weather for the next few days. 56 in oakland. good morning, santa rosa. wow, down to 43 degrees this morning. 46 in napa and we are looking at some fog in san rosa. so you saw that shot from vollmer peak. the marine layer, once again, fairly compressed, but we are looking at cooler air head our way today. so this morningner from a degree to 7 degrees cooler at the coast up to the north and we will be looking at san francisco.
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a little breezier today even though we get that sunshine. so low clouds this morning. turning cooler the next day or two, then we will look for the warming trend as this area of low pressure heads to the east of us. we will get a wind shift and winds will become offshore. here's a look at our californiaen infrared imagery. you will notice that we have one area of low pressure that sticks out in the gulf of ackley. there's another one that will form here off of the oregon coast. you come bean those two and that's what will allow for breezier winds today and the cooling trend across the bay. high pressure still around much of california, and with that a little bit of moisture headed into parts of the state from southern california into the mountains. so once again, the risk of isolated thunder from the northern to southern sierra. we are also getting some dry and gusty winds later on this afternoon. so to add a little bit of insult to injury you have to deal with the red flag warning for
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critical fire weather here with winds gusting over 30 miles an hour through the evening hours. and the relative humidity, look at that, below 10%. so extremely dry there. and back home along the beaches, we have another hazard to pass on to you, this beach around the central coast, strong rip currents. monterey state beach and marina state beach. keep that in mind if you are doing any beach combing. otherwise 60s across the bar in oakland today with 63 in richmond. anywhere from two to four degrees of cooling around the bay. inland may be a little cooler than that with 78 in concord today. 9 in livermore. san jose -- 9 in livermore. mid-70s around the santa clara valley. fog in monterey. later on today it will be a little breezy around the bay and then tomorrow not much change. we will look for a bigger warmup come wednesday and then into the work week and weekend.
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nice looking end of the week if you want it a little warmer. >> and compared to other places, new york with the tornadoes, the midwest with the rain, i mean works he can't complain. >> no. >> thank you, lisa. >> 7 on your side's michael finney has heard just about every complaint possible about gift cards but here's one he hasn't even heard before. the case of the mystery gift card. >> she said we are no longer century theater. >> no longer a century theater? look at the sign out front next to the street. look at the sign on the building. >> sure looks like a century theater. >> that's what he said. said century 21 on the outside
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and ticket stub said century 21 and she still refused to take it. she said he we are no longer century theaters. look at the ticket window. on the wall there's another sign and it says winchester 21, 22 or 23. so i go to the theater next door and there he find this sign. cinimart gift cards are no longer accepted at winchester theaters 21, 22 and 23. so a manager for more information. >> i'm michael finney from channel 7 news. >> i'm toll this guy is a manager, but he says only the assistant. he refers me to the manager, who has the day off. so i call the manager this morning and he refers me to the marketing vp, where i leave a message and haven't yet heard back. i spoke with a cinimart person who said the theaters are indeed
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separately owned and not a part of cinimart. doug didn't expect anything from the theaters, he just wanted consumers to know. >> if you've got these gift cards, even though it says century 21 on the theaters, you can use these gift cards here. just kind of a heads-up for the public. >> that was a nice thing for to you do. >> thank you. i think there's a lot of incidences in the past where people have bought gift cards and been unable to use them and they are really easy to lose out of your wallet so you want to use them before you lose them. >> he's right. the gift cards work just fine and you don't have to go fine to use them. here's the sign for the century theater. across the street, santana road, and look back there, a cinimart theater. here's a closer look. it isn't an inconvenience as long as you know, and now you do. apparently the century theater is still on the signage because,
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in part, these are now considered historic buildings. the cinimart people are contacting doug. they want to make sure he's taken care of and happy. when and and when i make contact with the winchester theaters, i will ask for increased signage so consumers who haven't seen this report will have a better heads-up. i'm michael finish nicks 7 on your side. >> coming up, some good, dirty fun. why thousands of people turned out this weekend to take on a wet, muddy obstac [ woman ] ring. ring.
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here are the winning numbers from last night's super lotto plus. 4, 6, 22, 29, 47. the meganumber 27. no one got all six numbers. wednesday's jackpot is expected to be $20 million. what a story they will have to tell this morning. some people who slogged through mud, water and freezing cold water were paid to do it. it's called the tough mudder event. this one was held in wisconsin yesterday. more than 12,000 people came out to challenge themselves with 25 military style obstacles. it takes more than three hours to finish the course. the event raised money for the wounded warrior project to help injured vets. what we are showing you now is a reminder about abc7's all new afternoon lineup, which debuts tomorrow. general hospital will air an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m. instead of 2:00.
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then "who wants to be a millionaire" at 2:00, followed by "jeopardy" and at three don't miss "katie" the new talk show with katie couric and then abc news at 4:00. right here right now, lisa argen with a final check of the accuweather forecast. >> cooler by about five degrees today and tomorrow. >> all right. short and sweet. that's going to do it for us. thank you for joining us on the abc7 sunday morning news. we will see you again at 9:00. i'm carolyn tyler
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